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|New Law Requires Cities and Counties to Expedite Their Permitting Processes for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems|
Sophie A. Akins, Kelsey R. Blegen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014A new law imposes requirements on cities and counties regarding permitting for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Under AB 2188, signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, cities and counties must adopt ordinances, or amend their current ordinances, to create expedited, streamlined permitting...
|ANP Changes Rules for Royalties on Formation Tests|
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (“ANP”) adopted a new rule for royalties charged on oil and gas produced during well formation tests, pursuant to the ANP Board of Directors Resolution No. 862 dated August 13, 2014.
|Colorado: Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Natural Gas Company in Sales Tax Exemption Dispute|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014The Court of Appeals of Colorado affirmed a lower court ruling providing that pipelines and fittings located in one of Colorado’s enterprise zones, which are used to gather and deliver natural gas from a taxpayer’s wells to its’ processing facilities, qualify for Colorado’s...
|Mexican Energy Reform: The Secondary Legislation and its New Business Opportunities|
Nicolas Borda, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez, Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014On December 20, 2013, the DOF published the amendments to the Mexican Constitution regarding energy matters, which became effective the day after its publication.
|IRS Clarifies Production Tax Credit Qualification for Renewable and Alternative Energy Facilities|
John C. Crossley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014With developers in the renewable energy industry racing to complete energy projects across the country by January 1, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published additional guidance to reduce uncertainty regarding the ability of certain projects to qualify for production tax credits...
|Quicksilver Resources Canada Files for LNG Export Authority|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. (Quicksilver) filed an application with the Canadian National Energy Board to export 20 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) (960 Bcf/year) of LNG over 25 years from the proposed Discovery LNG Project located just north of the City of Campbell River, British Columbia. ...
|British Columbia Enacts LNG Facility Regulation|
Paul Cassidy, Monika Sawicka; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014On July 21, 2014, the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) enacted the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNG Regulation) under the authority of the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA). On the heels of BC’s increasing emphasis on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, the LNG Regulation...
|Mining in Mozambique: an Overview|
Samuel Jay Levy; SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda.;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 2014The article gives an overview of the domestic mining sector, its regulatory structure and ownership, the environment and health and safety. It covers foreign ownership and tax issues and proposals for reform.
|Oil and Gas Regulation in Mozambique: An Overview|
SAL Caldeira Advogados Lda.;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 2014This Q&A gives a high level overview of the domestic oil and gas sector, rights to oil and gas, health safety and the environment, sale and trade in oil and gas, tax and enforcement of regulation. It covers transfer of rights; transportation by pipeline; environmental impact assessments;...
|D.C. Circuit Court’s Surprising Ruling on Chinese CFIUS Case May Result in Greater Transparency in Certain National Security Proceedings|
Jeffrey P. Bialos, Amanda R. Callais, Mark D. Herlach; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the President violated the due process rights of Ralls Corporation, a U.S. company owned by two Chinese nationals when, pursuant to Section 721 of the U.S. Defense Production Act...